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With nary a kiss to the hand nor tears of parting, the French government this week bids adieu to “Mademoiselle.”

The birth of Renee Hoffman’s first child was traumatic and frightening—despite her desire for a natural childbirth, after several medical interventions, she had a cesarean section instead. Renee used her passion and talent for quilting as a way to process and release the trauma around her labor and delivery.

 

Is there at least one full-time person working on campus sex-assault? May rape survivors report their attack confidentially and-or anonymously? Does the school's policy cover the sex assault of a man? Is emergency contraception available in the school health center?

On 6th December, 2011, the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women convened a special meeting with several Knesset members, police and government officials, for the occasion of International Human Rights Day. The meeting, initiated by the Gun Free Kitchen Tables campaign, was dedicated exclusively to the campaign demand: Enforcing an existing law restricting security guards’ guns to their places of work and prohibiting guns from being taken home by security guards at the end of their work shifts.

On 6th December, 2011, the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women convened a special meeting with several Knesset members, police and government officials, for the occasion of International Human Rights Day. The meeting, initiated by the Gun Free Kitchen Tables campaign, was dedicated exclusively to the campaign demand: Enforcing an existing law restricting security guards’ guns to their places of work and prohibiting guns from being taken home by security guards at the end of their work shifts.

Chronic poverty in old age impacts on a number of human rights and is present in both developed and developing economies. Oftentimes, since older persons are the main providers for the household, grandchildren and other members of the family are also affected.

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Around the world, a woman’s economic well-being is tied to her marital status--whether she is single, divorced or widowed. The fate of her marriage or of her partner can propel a woman into personal economic crisis.

This report includes new data Human Rights Watch developed from a variety of federal and state sources that document dramatic increases in the number of older US prisoners.

Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has brought out a guidance booklet on “Marriages to Overseas Indians” which contains information on safeguards available to women deserted by their Non-Resident Indian spouses, legal remedies available, authorities that can be approached for redressal of grievances.

When World War II broke out, reporter Martha Gellhorn was so determined to get to the frontline that she abandoned her husband Ernest Hemingway, never to be reunited.
In the case of Uzma Ayub, repeatedly raped for one year by several policemen and one army serviceman, the police and perpetrators have requested the court to grant permission to settle the case outside the justice system. But Uzma, the 16-year-old victim refused and asserted her conviction that the perpetrators should be prosecuted according to the law.
Birth of a baby must be a blessed event
But mine was nothing short of a curse
Daddy's face didn't shine. Drums didn't make noise
No shots were fired. No ceremony was held
The Center for Women’s Justice, in cooperation with Kolech, filed a petition to the High Court of Justice today against Religions Affairs Minister Yaokov Margi, Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, and the chief rabbinate, demanding that they publish new guidelines allowing single women, divorcees and widows to immerse in the ritual bath (mikveh) in Israel.
Samajhdari (meaning "Mutual Understanding") is a 30-minute weekly radio programme produced by Equal Access in Nepal that aims to cover the correlation between violence against women (VAW) and HIV/AIDS from the listener's point of view, providing discussion and advice on situations that affect real people - in particular, women.
These talking points are based on the outcome of the National Consultation on Agrarian Single Women: Distress, Access to Livelihood, Services, India, which brought together a range of intellectuals, academicians, social and grassroots activists along with rural single women and widows of rural India. The consultation addressed issues related to the agrarian crisis and farmer suicides in a most comprehensive way and also discussed the multiple crises and the extremely challenging circumstances that single rural women face with total despair.

The Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill was introduced by Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar and passed unanimously by the upper house of the federal parliament, Pakistan Television reported.

Veronica Nzoki has been a resident of Endui in the Mwingi District in Eastern Kenya for almost 50 years. She could still remember how the water flowed throughout the year, enabling them to grow food that will help them survive the dry spells. But this is no longer possible today.

Veronica Nzoki has been a resident of Endui in the Mwingi District in Eastern Kenya for almost 50 years. She could still remember how the water flowed throughout the year, enabling them to grow food that will help them survive the dry spells. But this is no longer possible today.

European universities are failing in the way they use human resources. Women are underrepresented at the top levels of academia, and there are good reasons to think that this damages universities.

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The Afghanistan government is asking female television presenters to start wearing headscarves and avoid heavy makeup.

According to the BBC, on 15th February Somali government forces and their African Union allies launched an offensive on Afgooye town near Mogadishu to flush out Al-Shabaab fighters. The town is home to the biggest concentration of IDPs in Somalia, with an estimated 400,000 people living in shanty dwellings.

Shakila, 8 at the time, was drifting off to sleep when a group of men carrying AK-47s barged in through the door. She recalls that they complained, as they dragged her off into the darkness, about how their family had been dishonored and about how they had not been paid.

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